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Alcatel unveils One Touch Scribe series: 5-inch phones with a stylus for the masses

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Alcatel unveils One Touch Scribe series: 5-inch phones with a stylus for the masses
Alcatel has just dropped its well-timed CES bomb with a handful of new devices, but the most exciting ones for phone lovers are the three new phones in the Alcatel Scribe series: the Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD, Alcatel One Touch Scribe X and Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD-LTE.

All are 5-inch devices touching the border between a phone and tablet, all are based on Android 4.1.x and all have an optional capacitive stylus. And from there on, the differences begin.

First, the Alcatel One Touch (OT) Scribe HD, the device opening the series has a 720 x 1,280-pixel 5-inch screen, and is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz MediaTek 6589 chip.

The phone is designed to be an alternative to the stylus-equipped Samsung Galaxy Note, but at a much cheaper price, somewhere around $400 off contract. The Alcatel One Touch Scribe release date is set for a much later time in the year, though, somewhere in Q3 2013.

The Alcatel OT Scribe HD will feature an 8-megapixel rear camera, a front shooter, 4 gigs of internal storage expandable via microSD cards, and a fairly large 2,500mAh battery. The device comes with a flip cover to protect that big screen.

Alcatel One Touch Scribe X is the top of the line model, with a 1080p display, a snappier 1.4GHz quad-core processor and a 12-megapixel rear camera.

Finally, the Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD-LTE will be a 4G LTE model similar to the previous one, but aimed at those markets with a developed 4G infrastructure.

source: Alcatel

Images courtesy of Engadget.com.

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posted on 07 Jan 2013, 07:42 2

1. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


not bad. :D looks great and at last, the quadcore mediatek for everyone! :D

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:11 2

6. MeoCao (unregistered)


What I like about Alcatel is simple design and stock Android.

But everything will be eclipsed by Sony's monters I guess.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 18:25

14. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


but then again this alcatel is powered by a cheap chip (mediatek) for mid range phone!!!

and ofcourse sony's phone will smoke them all!

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 13:32

12. AnTuTu (Posts: 599; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


WOW let's play the game :)

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 18:24

13. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


not bad at all!!

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 07:47

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1217; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


come on US carriers! PICK THESE UP

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:01

3. jaytai0106 (Posts: 859; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Looks like HTC One X and SGS3 and LG Optimus G had a baby @@ still a very nice phone.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:02

4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I guess it's more of a Droid DNA and Gnote baby :))

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:08

5. MeoCao (unregistered)


Must be OneX clone b-c of the shape, material, the speaker grill and the raised camera.

I don't see any influence of GS3, Note or Optimus.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 09:22 1

10. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


note for the stylus and the camera thingy, I dn't know, but it looks like the GS3 or Gnote camera.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:12

7. jimjam (Posts: 228; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


Looks like a capacitive sausage stylus not a proper wacom one. No way comparable to the note

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:30 1

8. Captain_Doug (Posts: 736; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Form factor looks pretty small for a 5".

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:39

9. Igneel (unregistered)


I was expecting the Wacom's tech stylus.. Quite a disappointment.. It can't match the Note brothers..

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 09:36

11. ebubekir26 (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Everyone is copying samsung's Galaxy Note  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) just saying , and everyone knows it's true ;)

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 22:47

15. milesboy5 (Posts: 126; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


You act like the stylus was first used by the Galaxy Note...

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 22:49

16. milesboy5 (Posts: 126; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


This phone looks rather sexy especially in white!!! Looks very similar to the DNA imo.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 03:24

17. pkninja (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


it looks like htc one x+

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